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Whistler Blackcomb

The Westmorland Gazette: Photograph of the Author

Posted on 8:46am Tuesday 1st May 2012

When I was selecting the city for my student exchange one of the main reasons for choosing Vancouver was its proximity to the world famous ski resort, Whistler Blackcomb. Only a two-hour drive north of the city along the stunning Sea to Sky Highway this mountain resort has been at the top of my ‘must visit’ list since I first set foot on Canada’s West Coast.

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A Day at Vancouver Art Gallery

The Westmorland Gazette: Photograph of the Author

Posted on 9:25am Thursday 19th April 2012

‘The next station is Commercial Broadway. Optional transfer to the Millennium Line via the overhead walkway…’ I’ve heard that announcement more times than I can count since I moved to Vancouver.

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Canada's best fast food

The Westmorland Gazette: Photograph of the Author

Posted on 8:43am Tuesday 3rd April 2012

Canadian fast food. This really does deserve a post of its own I promise!

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Seattle, Portland and along the misty Oregon coast…

The Westmorland Gazette: Photograph of the Author

Posted on 5:24pm Wednesday 7th March 2012

Inspired by Jack Kerouac’s On The Road I’ve been dreaming of an American road trip for years. Last week was Spring Break and my friends and I jumped at the chance to hire a car, drive down through Washington and back up along the Oregon coast.

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Ice Hockey: Vancouver Giants

The Westmorland Gazette: Photograph of the Author

Posted on 11:56am Tuesday 21st February 2012

I quickly realised upon arriving in Canada I couldn’t spend a year here without going to watch an ice hockey game. After discovering that Canucks tickets cost close to a small fortune I settled for the Western Hockey League’s (WHL) Vancouver Giants as a well-priced alternative. I’ve got to admit that I was a bit dubious at first as to whether I was going to enjoy the game but I quickly realised why ice hockey is so popular and such a huge part of Canadian culture.

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'One day I will look stylish when I snowboard...'

Posted on 12:17pm Monday 13th February 2012

Rachel Thomas. 20, of Kendal, writes about her life as she studies for a year at university in Vancouver.

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